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Balandin receives Brillouin Medal for graphene phonon research
Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, has received the Brillouin Medal from the International Phononics Society.  The award was presented at the Phononics 2019: 5th International Conference on Phononic Metamaterials, Phonon Transport, and Topological Phononics in…
Dr. Bhanu receives the Faculty Research Lecturer Award, the first for BCOE
  From its inception (1952) well over half a century ago, the Faculty Research Lecturer Award has been the highest honor that the University of California at Riverside (UCR) Academic Senate bestows. Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu, Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Endowed Presidential Chair in Engineering is the first member of the…
Prof. Wong's GPU computing course highlighted by Nvidia
Nvidia highlighted our undergraduate GPU Computing and Programming course (CS/EE147), developed by Prof. Daniel Wong. The blog post highlighted how NVIDIA Teaching Kits offered by the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute are used and integrated into the university curriculum. This course teaches the basics of GPU computing, such as…
New $1.2M Navy grant to make artificial intelligent (AI) systems smarter
Amit Roy-Chowdhury, Konstantinos Karydis, and Salman Asif, electrical and computer engineering professors, along with Fabio Pasqualetti, a mechanical engineering professor, receive a $1.2M grant from the Office of Naval Research’s Science of Artificial Intelligence Program. Using recent advances in computer vision, machine…
Prof. Ran Cheng Received Five-Year MURI Award for Antiferromagnetic Spintronics
Professor Ran Cheng received a five-year $777K award from the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program of the Department of Defense (DoD) as a member of the MURI team consisting of 7 PIs from 6 US institutions led by the University of Central Florida ($7.5M award in total for the whole team). The award…
Jie Shi, Yuanqi Gao and Prof. Yu Win 1st Prize Best Paper Award at IEEE PES GTD ASIA 2019
The paper by Ph.D. students Jie Shi, Yuanqi Gao, and Prof. Nanpeng Yu entitled “Degradation-aware Operation and Optimal Sizing of Behind-the-meter Battery Systems for Commercial Customers,” won the 1st Prize Best Paper Award among 188 accepted papers accepted at the IEEE Power and Energy Society Grand International Conference…
Prof. Salman Asif receives Google Faculty Research Award
Prof. Salman Asif received 2018 Google Faculty Research Award for a project titled “Distributed and Data-Driven Lensless Imaging.”  The Faculty Research Award program at Google was created to "enable building strong relationships with faculty around the world who are pursuing innovative research, and plays an important role for…
ECE Researchers Deliver Breakthrough in Magnonic Devices
The team led by Prof. Alexander Balandin has made an important step toward the development of practical magnonic devices by studying, for the first time, the level of noise associated with the propagation of magnon current. The paper, “The discrete noise of magnons,” is a feature story in Applied Physics Letters, and will also…
Prof. Mihri Ozkan wins humanitarian award for environmental technology work
Prof. Mihri Ozkan was awarded a 2018 Rotary Humanitarian Star award for her work in developing environmentally friendly technology. Ozkan was presented with the award in the environmental improvement category at a Jan. 31 reception at the University Club of Pasadena. She was recognized for her work developing advanced energy…
Three Faculty Named as Fellows
Three ECE faculty members were named Fellows in recognition to their contributions and extraordinary achievements to advancing science. Professor Albert Wang has been named Fellow of the National Academy for Inventors (NAI) for his incredible impact on the innovation sphere on a global scale. Professor Roger Lake and Professor …
Two ECE faculty on most highly cited list
Professor Alexander Balandin and Professor Wei Ren have been named to the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of the Thomson Reuters. The list includes frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and recognizes “researchers whose citation…
Professor Ming Liu Receives a Three-Year NSF Grant for New Optoelectronic Devices
Professor Ming Liu received a three-year $400K grant (ECCS 1810453) from the National Science Foundation for developing tunneling field effector optoelectronic devices based on stacked 2D crystals with clean interfaces. Optical communication is based on converting electrical signals into optical signals by optoelectronic devices…
New GAANN grant to support doctoral students
A team of faculty members from ECE received a three-year $895K GAANN grant from the Department of Education. The team comprises Ertem Tuncel (PI), Amit Roy-Chowdhury (Co-PI), Matt Barth (Co-PI), Nanpeng Yu (Co-PI), and Kostas Karydis (Co-PI). The GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) award is designed as a…
NSF funded research for developing energy saving techniques in heterogeneous data centers
Professor Daniel Wong (PI) and Distinguished Professor Laxmi Bhuyan (Co-PI) received a three-year $500K grant (CCF-1815643) from the National Science Foundation for developing new evaluation methodology to quantify heterogeneous server energy proportionality, container live migration support and strategies, and management for…
ECE PhD Student Niluthpol Chowdhury Mithun wins Best Paper Award at ICMR 2018
ECE PhD student Niluthpol Chowdhury Mithun is the first author of the paper that won the Best Paper Award at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 2018.  Niluthpol’s advisor is ECE Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury. The paper titled "Learning Joint Embedding with Multimodal Cues for Cross-Modal Video-Text…
Two DURIP Awards for Research in Robotics and Machine Intelligence
UCR and BCOE have been awarded with two equipment grants from ARO and ONR led by faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. These are: (1) ARO DURIP – PI Karydis (Co-PIs: Roy-Chowdhury, Mourikis, Pasqualetti, Farrell); $350,000, to build an 100x50x30 ft outdoor motion tracking arena for robotics…
NSF funded research for developing new algorithms to improve the reliability and resilience of VLSI chips
Professor Sheldon Tan (PI) received  a three-year grant (CCF-1816361) from National Science for  developing new optimization and runtime management techniques for more reliable and robust nanometer ICs. The project is titled “SHF:Small:  EM-Aware Physical Design and Run-Time Optimization for sub-10nm 2D and 3D Integrated Circuits…
Joe Khalife and Prof. Kassas Win IEEE Walter Fried Award for Best Paper at IEEE/ION Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) 2018 Conference
The paper by Ph.D. student Joe Khalife and Prof. Zak Kassas entitled "Precise UAV Navigation with Cellular Carrier Phase Measurements" won the IEEE Walter Fried Award for Best Paper at the IEEE/ION Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium (PLANS 2018). The Walter Fried Award is given to the best overall paper at the conference…
Two of Prof. Abu-Ghazaleh's papers receive news coverage
Prof. Abu-Ghazaleh co-authored two papers that received wide coverage from technical and academic outlets. The first paper appeared in ASPLOS, the top computer systems research conference, and introduced Branchscope, a new hardware vulnerability in the branch predictor unit similar to the ones that contributed to the recent…
Alexander Balandin received two new grants from DARPA and SRC
Dr. Alexander A. Balandin, Distinguished Professor and University of California Presidential Chair Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering received two new grants in the nanotechnology field. The one-year $150 K proof-of-concept project funded by the Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) is…
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